By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Keeping alive the flavours of Nagaland in momos, Dzukou Tribal Kitchen, a restaurant serving authentic naga cuisine, has organised the Naga Raja Mircha Momo Festival in the national capital.
The festival offers hot momos available in veg, chicken and pork topped up with a sauce made from the most scorching chilly in the world “Naga Raja Mircha”.
“Though momos are not originally a dish from northeast but people love it. I wanted to give a touch of Nagaland flavour to the momos. And what better can be than the famous naga raja mircha being added to the dish?” head chef and owner of Dzukou Tribal Kitchen, Karen Yepthomi, told IANS.
“Our attempt is to keep alive the flavours of the state in different cuisines. We keep doing different food events to invent new dishes,” added Yepthomi.
The finely minced chicken stuffing, wrapped warmly in a thin coat of wheat flour, largely enhancing the raja mircha flavour, is served along with spicy chutney again made with the naga mirchi.
The pork momos were more delicate and juicier with an added touch of coriander along with chutney topped over it. But the vegetarian momos kept pace with chicken and pork momos. Equally mouth-watering, the veg momos had a combination of vegetables with rich raja mirchi.
The six pieces served in a plate are good enough to fill your tummy. Save some space for water as that is required in large quantities as you tackle the raja mircha!
Where: Dzukou Tribal Kitchen, Hauz Khas Market.
Festival on till 13th April.
Price: Rs. 250 (Veg); Rs. 300 (Non-Veg)
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